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The Robe [Blu-ray] [1953]

  • SKU: 9296816
  • Release Date: 03/17/2009
  • Rating: NR
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (26 out of 27)

    Special Features


    • Introduction by Martin Scorsese
    • Commentary with film composer David Newman and film historians Jon Burlingame, Julie Kirgo and Nick Redman
    • Isolated Score: The Music of the Robe - Alfred Newman's score
    • The Making of the Robe featurette
    • The Cinemascope Story featurette
    • From Scripture to Script: The Bible and Hollywood featurette
    • Audio interview with Philip Dunne (1969)
    • Bonusview Picture-in-Picture - The Robe Times Two: A Comparision of Widescreen and Standard Versions
    • Bonusview Picture-in-Picture - A Seamless Faith - The Real-Life Search for the Robe featurette
    • Fox Movietonews
    • Still galleries
    • Interactive pressbook

    Synopsis


    The Robe
    Historically important as the first CinemaScope feature film, 20th Century-Fox's The Robe is fine dramatic entertainment in its own right. Based on the best-selling novel by Lloyd C. Douglas, the film stars Richard Burton as the wastrelly Roman tribune who is assigned by a weary Pontius Pilate (Richard Boone, who spends the whole of his single scene washing his hands) to supervise the crucifixion of Christ. After the Seven Last Words, the jaded Burton wins Christ's robe in a dice game. Gradually, the mystical influence of the holy garment transforms Burton from a roistering cynic into a True Believer--at the cost of his own life, which he willingly gives up in the service of his Lord. Also starring in The Robe are Jean Simmons as Burton's pious childhood sweetheart, Victor Mature as his Christian-convert slave Demetrius (an excellent performance--in fact, Mature is more believable than Burton!), Michael Rennie as the disciple Peter, and Jay Robinson as the raving Emperor Caligula. Mature, Rennie and Robinson would appear in the 1954 sequel to The Robe, the hurriedly assembled Demetrius and the Gladiators. Watch and listen for the unbilled contributions of Michael Ansara as Judas and Cameron Mitchell as the voice of Jesus. The film won three Academy Awards, and a special Oscar bestowed upon Fox for the development of CinemaScope. For many years, the TV prints of the Robe were struck from the "flat," standard-ratio version shot simultaneously with the widescreen version. Only recently has the CinemaScope The Robe been made available to cable TV (shown in "letterbox" format to allow home viewers the full picture). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Richard Burton
      Richard Burton - Marcellus Gallio
    • Victor Mature
      Victor Mature - Demetrius
    • Michael Rennie
      Michael Rennie - Peter
    • Jay Robinson
      Jay Robinson - Caligula
    • Dean Jagger
      Dean Jagger - Justus



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A classic...

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      MojitoGuy
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      though, did not know what to expect from watching this. I thought I was going to be seeing Christ throughout the movie, but they barely showed him. It has to do with the Roman Tribune that won the robe of Christ through a dice game. He was never the same afterwards and had a nervous breakdown of some sort, but did find the truth about the robe of Christ and became a believer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of best movies of all time

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      hotrodhankny
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      I have always enjoyed this movie and when I saw it on Bluray at a good price I had to include it in my collection. The movie shows you how the Roman officer in charge of the crucifixion of Christ actually became a believer and is converted to Christianity while rejecting Cesar

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      An Epic Movie

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      ABCD
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      The Robe is one of the greatest epic movies produced in Hollywood in the 50's. Created before the age of computer generated special effects, it is amazing to view these large-scale epic movies. Produced in CinemaScope.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Sort of Misleading

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      PriorityRestore
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      I consider myself a fairly smart person, but the "new" looking cover and packaging had me fooled on this one. I had no idea it was from the 50's. I'm way into religious movies but had no interest in watching this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Enjoyed the Remix to technical colors

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      LovePortion
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      It was amusing the second time around and was really a convening portrayal of a warrior who found Faith in man whom lead him spiritually to support Christianity.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Story for Easter

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      BARCHIE
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      One of the best Biblical movies of all-time. Beautiful color presentation with superb acting. First movie filmed in CinemaScope. Richard Burton at his best. Two thumbs up!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      better than I remember

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      nanaboo
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      Used to watch this movie in high school in the 60's at the Latin banquet. Forgot how good it was. Interesting that it is the first movie released in CinemaScope.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Easter season movie

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      DodgerChas
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      Our family has always enjoyed this movie and are enjoying the Blu Ray quality. I recommend this movie for the family especially during the Easter season.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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